Proverbs 19 for the 19th day of April, 2017

Day 19     Proverbs 19

 

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19:1 Better is the poor who walks in his integrity than he who is perverse in his lips and is a fool.

 

19:2 It isn't good to have zeal without knowledge; nor being hasty with one's feet and missing the way.

 

19:3 The foolishness of man subverts his way; his heart rages against the Lord.

 

19:4 Wealth adds many friends, but the poor is separated from his friend.

 

19:5 A false witness shall not be unpunished. He who pours out lies shall not go free.

 

19:6 Many will entreat the favor of a ruler, and everyone is a friend to a man who gives gifts.

 

19:7 All the relatives of the poor shun him: how much more do his friends avoid him! He pursues them with pleas, but they are gone.

 

19:8 He who gets wisdom loves his own soul. He who keeps understanding shall find good.

 

19:9 A false witness shall not be unpunished. He who utters lies shall perish.

 

19:10 Delicate living is not appropriate for a fool, much less for a servant to have rule over princes.

 

19:11 The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger. It is his glory to overlook an offense.

 

19:12 The king's wrath is like the roaring of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass.

 

19:13 A foolish son is the calamity of his father. A wife's quarrels are a continual dripping.

 

19:14 House and riches are an inheritance from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the Lord.

 

19:15 Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep. The idle soul shall suffer hunger.

 

19:16 He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul, but he who is contemptuous in his ways shall die.

 

19:17 He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord; he will reward him.

 

19:18 Discipline your son, for there is hope; don't be a willing party to his death.

 

19:19 A hot-tempered man must pay the penalty, for if you rescue him, you must do it again.

 

19:20 Listen to counsel and receive instruction, that you may be wise in your latter end.

 

19:21 There are many plans in a man's heart, but the Lord's counsel will prevail.

 

19:22 That which makes a man to be desired is his kindness. A poor man is better than a liar.

 

19:23 The fear of the Lord leads to life, then contentment; he rests and will not be touched by trouble.

 

19:24 The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.

 

19:25 Flog a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; rebuke one who has understanding, and he will gain knowledge.

 

19:26 He who robs his father and drives away his mother, is a son who causes shame and brings reproach.

 

19:27 If you stop listening to instruction, my son, you will stray from the words of knowledge.

 

19:28 A corrupt witness mocks justice, and the mouth of the wicked gulps down iniquity.


19:29 Penalties are prepared for scoffers, and beatings for the backs of fools.